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Lucerne Convention Bureau

Bahnhofstrasse 3
CH-6002 Luzern

Phone +41 41 227 17 07

Conferences in Lucerne Region

Have a meeting where others enjoy swissness. Our infrastructures and wide choice of hotels leave nothing to be desired, whether you’re looking to hire star architect Jean Nouvel’s world-famous KKL Luzern Culture and Convention Centre or any of Lucerne’s numerous other superb multifunctional facilities and hotels.

Lucerne is the geographic and historic centerpiece of Switzerland. The city of Lucerne and the Lake Lucerne Region are thus frequently referred to as the pocket- size Switzerland. And rightly so, for there is no other region which offers so muchSwitzerland in such a small amount of space:

Lake Lucerne, which has the most extensive inland Navigation system in Europe; close by mountains from which a 360° panorama of the Alps can be enjoyed all year round and the city of Lucerne, with its tradition and appeal as a metropolis in the heart of Switzerland.

Lucerne is not only one of the world’s most famous and best tourist stops but also a charming distinctive place in which to hold conventions with the necessary infrastructure. Moreover, Lucerne offers an ideal combination of business and leisure. Stylish and perfectly appointed meeting rooms and conference halls in many hotels and a number of event centers create an ideal infrastructure for incentives, conventions, meetings and tradeshows in an attractive environment.

And with a number of new openings and large rennovations yet to come the region is sure to stay one of the top business destinations in Switzerland.

The Lucerne Convention Bureau (LCB)

The LCB will put its detailed local knowledge and experience at your disposal, free of charge, for the planning of your event. As a networker for providers specialising in the conference, meeting and convention trade in the Lake Lucerne Region, we have many valuable tips ready for you.

Benefit from our services – free of charge

  • Hotel handling for small events
  • Advisory service from A – Z
  • Ideas and suggestions for delegate programmes
  • Personal support with site inspections
  • Support in bid presentations
  • Compilation of information materials for your guests

Lucerne Region

Altitude 436 m a.s.l.
Surface area 29,06 sq km
Population of the city 82,922
Population of the province 390,151

Capacity of hotels in Lucerne

Hotels 5* 540 rooms
Hotels 4* 1,448 room
Hotels 3* 684 rooms
Others 779 rooms
Total City of Lucerne 3,451 rooms
Total Lake Lucerne Region
excl. City of Lucerne 9,746 rooms

Distance to

Zurich 45min
Interlaken 1h
Basel 1h
Berne 1h 10min.
Lugano 1h 45min.
Geneva 2h 30min.

Sergio Roth
Head of Lucerne Convention Bureau

Lucerne is a very popular tourist destination for its beautiful landscape and sights. Does that also apply to conference topics? Give us a few good reasons why Lucerne should also be chosen as a MICE destination? 

Sergio Roth: Business Events (MICE) are an important segment for the Lucerne – Lake Lucerne Region to strengthen the low and shoulder season. What makes the region popular with participants from all over the world is the unique combination of business and leisure. In addition to the ultra-modern infrastructure in both the city of Lucerne and the rural areas, the region shines above all with its incredibly wide range of excursion possibilities and activities; from a visit to the Gotthard base tunnel, to the choice of numerous mountain excursions, to visits to various high-ranking museums such as the Swiss Museum of Transport or a boat trip on Lake Lucerne, everything is possible within a very short time.

You claim that as networkers for providers specialising in the conference, meetings and congress business in the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region, you have many valuable tips at your disposal. What are these tips? 

Sergio Roth: Our advice is tailored to each client individually. Depending on group size, interests, budget and time, we put together a selection of suitable tips for the region. As local experts, we are familiar with many offers that are less well known to the general public – that is where our added value lies and all of this is free of charge for the clients.

Tell us a little more about the existing infrastructure and what organisers and participants would expect if they chose Lucerne as their destination? And what about site inspections? 

Sergio Roth: The Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region has more than 12,000 hotel rooms in all categories. Among them are many hotels that specialize in business events and offer a top infrastructure. In addition, the city of Lucerne offers several first-class congress and exhibition centres such as the KKL Lucerne, the Conference Center of the Swiss Museum of Transport or the Lucerne Exhibition Center. We can therefore cover everything from small board meetings in a rural setting to large conferences in the city of Lucerne. For foreign incentive groups, the region also offers a unique density of experiences which are convincing through their authenticity and uniqueness. For example, our region is home to the steepest cogwheel and funicular railways in the world, the first convertible aerial cableway or the largest inland shipping fleet in Europe.

We are also happy to support our customers with site inspection programs so that they can see the possibilities for themselves on site.

We read on your website that you support organizers with ‘bid presentations’? What does that mean exactly? And what does the support look like in concrete terms?

Sergio Roth: This refers to bidding process for congresses. Our team supports potential congress organisers in putting together bid presentations, which they can then submit to the associations. This includes the evaluation and request of suitable locations, the compilation and graphic preparation of relevant information and support in preparing the presentation. Lucerne as a city often cannot bid for congresses directly but needs a member of an international association to do so on its behalf. Accordingly, we offer all necessary support from our side to make it easier for potential organisers to apply on behalf of Lucerne.

The same applies to the compilation of information material for guests? Do you have examples that you can show us either in pictures or in writing? And how does this create added value for organisers? 

Sergio Roth: Organizers often want to get their participants in the mood for the event in advance. This is done by sending information material or small give-aways. We are happy to support our customers in this by providing the appropriate material.

Conferences in Lucerne Region